You had a morning that started off bad and got worse quickly. You were running a fever, then vomited your meds up, were excessively lethargic, and your mom saw the change in your skull cavity. Doctors were called, vitals taken and your mom correctly insisted these were signs that were all quickly changing for the worse. You were moved upstairs to ICU were they gave you IV fluids, and took blood for labs. Lab work showed you had an infection so they started antibiotics and we waited for more tests to be run. Your CT scan showed some changes. So we waited for more consultations and labs. While we waited, you and I spent time together and you started responding to my voice, turning your head to look at me, you gave me a shaky peace sign and we slowly passed the small rubber ball back and forth. You were shaky and trying to work through the tremors, you were slow, but deliberate on how you handled the ball. So at that point I felt like I could breathe again, and only realized then that I had been almost holding my breath since Rae called me to say come quick they are taking him to ICU. Forrest, you are so strong and determined, this is just another damn detour on our way to get you home.
We will meet with the docs in the early morning to review more labs and see how you did during the night. Your Mom and Dad will have a conference call with some more doctors tomorrow to see what the next plan is for you. Tonight rest easy and sleep dreams of rolling hills, tall grasses waving in the breeze, that beautiful horizon from your back porch, Sundance trotting by you and friends and family encircling you with the power of love.
Love Aunt Tricia and team 44
Reading posts from his facebook wall and Friends of Forrest facebook group